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Requested feature: Pothole avoidance

Discussion in 'Model S' started by thegruf, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. thegruf

    thegruf Active Member

    Mar 24, 2015
    I rather doubt the current sensors have the required detailed view to do this without driver input, but how cool would it be if the car could geofence driver input whilst on AP to bias the car within a lane around a hole in the road.

    I have one major hole in the road that I have to remember to switch the AP off every time I pass.
    One of these days I'll forget and get a bill for a new wheel and tyre.
  2. cgiGuy

    cgiGuy Active Member

    Jul 9, 2013
    Everywhere, Nowhere
    #2 cgiGuy, Jan 16, 2016
    Last edited: Jan 16, 2016
    I'm with you. The problem with "remembering" places where we make corrections is that it could be a squirrel or another car coming into our lane (sensors might help with ID'ing this one) or a mud puddle you're trying to avoid after you just washed your car. And even with 2 front facing cams, I don't think the depth resolution would be good enough to detect a couple inch drop in the road.

    Like you said.. we would probably need another sensor that point directly at the road 2-3 seconds in front of you. This would almost me necessary for autonomous vehicles to avoid damaging them. (Wonder if Google cars have some way to seeing road issues).

    I'm already jealous of the M3 owners (who will prob pay $5K for autonomous package).


    I would, however, love to see better use of the voice button for things like this. "Report pothole." Then it looks for when you over-rode AP for correction (within a reasonable timeframe).
  3. 2krazykats

    2krazykats Member

    Aug 20, 2015
    +a google for this feature but implementing it might be hard especially if the pothole is too hard to avoid at certain speeds
  4. RAW84

    RAW84 Member

    Oct 6, 2014
    Related feature: I'd like autopilot to adjust it's position in a lane if one side of the lane is rough.
  5. CHGolferJim

    CHGolferJim Active Member

    Jan 28, 2014
    Chapel Hill, NC
    In mid-December, my car swerved around a big chunk of old truck tire on AP on a divided highway going about 60mph. At first, I couldn't believe it. I was demoing the car for friends, and we all had a "whoa, did you see that" moment.

    I'd like to see the cars move over within the lane a foot or so whenever being passed by a truck. I always do this in other cars and when driving without AP.
  6. TesAus

    TesAus Member

    Mar 4, 2014
    Sydney, Australia
    Maybe this is what Autopilot is doing when we think it is just hunting from side of a lane to the other? ;-)

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